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Materials & Chemicals Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Materials and Chemicals is an interdisciplinary heavy industry sector. Materials industry applies the properties of matter to various areas of science and engineering. It incorporates elements of applied physics and chemistry. Significant attention in the Materials field is currently focused on nanoscience and nanotechnology. Chemicals are a broad chemical category including polymers, bulk petrochemicals and intermediates, other derivatives and basic industrials, and more.

The materials industry and market includes building and construction materials used worldwide for the fabrication of structures, earth supports, embankments, and completion of excavations. Heavy industry materials for construction are diverse and range from readily available non-supply chain materials such as brush and mud to commodity supply materials procured for projects like construction aggregates, composite wood products, plastics (PVC), resins, synthetic textiles and fibers (fiberglass), composite cements, other plastics and polymer composites, concrete, and various metals. Heavy industry metal materials include iron, various grades of steel, specialty alloys, titanium, copper, and even gold, silver, chrome and platinum. Glass, ceramic materials and foam are also subsets of heavy industrial materials required for construction. Finished materials for construction projects can included coated glass, architectural glass, other finished specialty glass projects, cast and molded steel (re-bar and beams), pipe sections, blocks, bricks, tiles, flooring, drywall panels, piles, poles, pillars, and wires.

Radical materials advances can drive the creation of new products and new industries. Industrial applications of materials science include materials design, cost-benefit tradeoffs in industrial production of materials, processing techniques (casting, rolling, welding, ion implantation, crystal growth, thin-film deposition, sintering, glassblowing, etc.), and techniques such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, nuclear microscopy (HEFIB), backscattering, neutron diffraction, etc.

The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. The chemical industries convert raw materials oil-- metals, air, water, natural gas and minerals-- into products. Products include chemicals to make plastic for computers, paint for cars, and medicines. Chemical engineers start with cheap, raw, natural materials, such as petrochemicals, seawater, and minerals.

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Materials & Chemicals Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Paint & Coating Manufacturing

    ... Sherwin-Williams (all based in the US), as well as Akzo Nobel (the Netherlands), Nippon Paint (Japan), Hempel A/S (Denmark), and the coatings operations of BASF (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by industrial production and ... Read More

  • Pulp & Paper Mills

    ... Georgia Pacific and International Paper; major companies based outside the US include Nippon Paper (Japan), Smurfit Kappa (Ireland), and Stora Enso (Finland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on both consumer and business use of paper products. ... Read More

  • Structural Steel & Precast Concrete Contractors

    ... (rebar) and steel rods, mesh, and cages for the reinforcing of poured-in-place concrete. Major US companies include Baker Concrete Construction, CP Buckner Steel Erection, DBM Global, High Industries, and Lexicon. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Abrasives Manufacturing

    ... Noritake (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France), and Tyrolit (Austria). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for manufactured industrial products is the major driver of sales for abrasives. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations, as many products are ... Read More

  • Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing

    ... unit of ChemChina), and Yara International (Norway). Many smaller companies are involved in mixing purchased raw materials to produce customized fertilizer compounds with special characteristics. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for agricultural chemicals depends mainly on demand ... Read More

  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing

    ... Mohawk Industries, and Shaw Industries (all based in the US), along with Balta (Belgium), Oriental Weavers (Egypt), and Suminoe Textile (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for carpeting depends on residential and commercial real estate construction and ... Read More

  • Painting & Wall Covering Contractors

    ... buildings. No major companies dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Building construction, renovation, and maintenance drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficiency of operations. Large companies can have advantages in efficiency by working ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese CNC Film Plotter Industry, 2018 Market Research Report

    ... the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the CNC Film Plotter manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.Firstly, ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese Resin Panel Cutter Industry, 2018 Market Research Report

    ... the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Resin Panel Cutter manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.Firstly, ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese Portable Dissolved Oxygen Meter Industry, 2018 Market Research Report

    ... focus on the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Portable Dissolved Oxygen Meter manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese Dissolved Oxygen Meter Industry, 2018 Market Research Report

    ... the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Dissolved Oxygen Meter manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.Firstly, ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese Online Oxygen Scavenger Analyzer Industry, 2018 Market Research Report

    ... focus on the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Online Oxygen Scavenger Analyzer manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese Ink-Jet Printer Industry, 2018 Market Research Report

    ... market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Ink-Jet Printer manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.Firstly, the report provides ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese Autoclave indication tape Industry, 2018 Market Research Report

    ... the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Autoclave indication tape manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.Firstly, ... Read More

  • Woodburning Stoves (UK) - Industry Report

    ... including GDC GROUP LTD, ARADA LTD and CLEARVIEW STOVES LTD. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Woodburning Stoves (UK) analysis is ideal ... Read More

  • Pallet Manufacturers (UK) - Industry Report

    ... including CONTINENTAL WOOD PRODUCTS LTD, RAINBRIDGE TIMBER LTD and INTEGRATED TIMBER SOLUTIONS LTD. This report covers activities such as pallets, wooden pallets, heat treated pallets, reconditioned pallets, used pallets and includes a wealth of information ... Read More

  • Building Materials (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... including CEMEX, S.A.B. DE C.V., VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY and VICAT. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Building Materials (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal ... Read More

  • Ceramic Tile Manufacturers (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... top 160 companies, including PANARIAGROUP INDUSTRIE CERAMICHE S.P.A., CERAMICHE SPERANZA S.P.A. and MOSA HOLDING B.V.. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Ceramic ... Read More

  • Chemical Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... including DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY (THE), LG CHEM CO.,LTD. and FORMOSA CHEMICALS & FIBER COMPANY LIMITED. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Chemical ... Read More

  • Copper Product Producers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... top 290 companies, including TONGLING NONFERROUS METALS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED, PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY MINING AND METALLURGICAL COMPANY NORILSK NICKEL and DOWA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial ... Read More

  • Explosive Material Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... top 140 companies, including DYNO NOBEL HOLDING ASA, HUNAN NANLING INDUSTRY EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL CO., LTD. and FAMESA EXPLOSIVOS SAC. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. ... Read More

  • Explosives (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... D'EXPLOSIFS ET DE PRODUITS CHIMIQUES SA, DAVEY BICKFORD and SSE DEUTSCHLAND EXPLO GMBH. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest Explosives (EUROPEAN) analysis ... Read More

  • Glass Packaging Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... top 240 companies, including C.A. FABRICA NACIONAL DE VIDRIO Y FILIAL, VETROPACK HOLDING AG and SAVERGLASS. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest ... Read More

  • Guns & Ammunition Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... analysis on the top 190 companies, including JOINT-STOCK COMPANY CONCERN ALMAZ-ANTEY, OTKRYTOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSCHESTVO ZAVOD IMENI VA DEGTYAREVA and HELLENIC DEFENCE SYSTEMS S.A.. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over ... Read More

  • High Performance Alloys (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... top 100 companies, including TATA STEEL LIMITED, UNITED COMPANY RUSAL PLC and METALOR TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SA. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing's latest ... Read More

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